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Religion, Philosophy, History and Literature

Date of Session:  July 15 - July 18, 2024

Location:  

Harris Manchester College in the University of Oxford, Oxford, England. Harris Manchester College is one of the thirty-eight colleges that form the University of Oxford and was founded in 1786.


Paper Submission:

You are invited and encouraged to make a presentation and to provide a paper on a relevant aspect of the topic, however, your participation as a member of the Round Table is not contingent thereon. Papers presented at the Round Table may be subsequently submitted for publication in the Forum on Public Policy, a journal of the International Round Table Symposium.

Registration:

Costs associated with the Round Table can be found below.  Membership is limited to 35 participants.

Should you be unable to attend, we would welcome your nomination of a colleague to attend in your place.

Tour:

A guided two-hour walking tour of Oxford 

Topics of Interest will include but are not limited to:

Religion in the Aftermath of a Pandemic:

Reimagining Virtual Catechesis 

​Strengthening of Religion

Faith and Covid 19 on the Global Stage

Religion and Faith Perception

Religion in the Age of Social Distancing 

Religion and the Psychological Resilience in Healthcare

Religion Response to the Pandemic

Religion and Science

Darwin Past and Future

The Idea of Progress and Science

The Scientific Method and Religious Thought

Science, Modernity and Religion

Teaching Science

History of Science

Philosophy of Religion

Modern Christian Thought

Theology and the Scientific Method

Religion in the Face of Modernity

Secular Humanism and Belief

Intellectual Freedom and Religion

Religion and the Public Good

Religion and Human Rights

History and Religion

Cultural Religion

Religion in the History of Education and Science

Religion in the Globalized World

Political Impact of Religion

Organized Religion

Generational Religions

Rituals in Religions

Women and Religion

Forming Prejudices

Evolutionary Perspective

Single World Religion

Separation of Church and State

Schools, Madrasses and Religion

First Amendment Decline

Health Care Choices for Women

Doctrine of the Two Kingdoms

Understanding the Global Scale of Religion and Govt.

Traversing Church and State:  Faith Based Initiatives

Re-Examining Separation of Church and State in America

Analyzing the Faith and Reason in Modern Society

Rationalizing Universal Education, Sectarian or Secular

The Religious Influence, the Decline of Public Schools

Government Funding of Parochial Schools

Exploring the Effects of the Rise of Religious Fundamentalism on Public Schools

Emerging Concepts of Establishment and Free Exercise of Religion

Allusions to God in Literature

God’s Significance in Literature

Romantics, Beliefs and Progress

Faith and Reason

Holy Patriotism, War and Peace

Martyrdom and Redemption

Salvation, Truth and Politics

God, Freedom and Liberty

Faith, Truth and Reason

Holy Patriotism and War

Romantics, Myth and Progress

Martyrdom and Redemption

Salvation and Politics

Ethics and Religion

 

Religious Identity

Religious Authority

Marriage and Family

Quality and Value of Life

Right and Wrong

Equality/Difference

Conflict in Global Issues

Religion and Schools

 

Re-Examining Separation of Church and State

Rationalizing Universal

 Education, Sectarian or Secular

The Religious Influence on the Decline of Public Schools

Government Funding of Parochial Schools

Exploring the Rise of Religious Fundamentalism on Public Schools

Philosophy in Religion

Religious Language and Belief

Logical Positivism

Realism and Non-realism

Religious Diversity

Religious Pluralism

Religious Relativism

Religious Exclusivism

Concepts of God/Ultimate Reality

Arguments for and against the Existence of God

Ontological Arguments

Cosmological Arguments

Teleological Arguments

The Challenge of Science

The Coherence of Theism

The Future of Religion

 

Religion in the Modern World

Population Growth

A Relevant Religion

Christianity in the 21st Century

The Religion of the Future

Faith-Based Partnerships

Religion in Politics

Payment Information

The Full Oxford Experience

 

$800 - Deposit - due February 15, 2024

$1195 – Final Payment due April 30, 2024

Morning and Afternoon Meetings with Tea, Coffee and Biscuit Breaks

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday Full English Breakfast

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Lunches

Monday and Wednesday Drink Receptions and Formal Dinners in Hall

Lodging in the College on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights (checking out on Thursday)

Walking Tour of Oxford

 

Meeting Only

$800 - due February 15, 2024

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Morning and Afternoon Meetings

Tea, Coffee and Biscuit Breaks

Discounts

Alumni:

$250 - Alumni members of the Oxford International Round Table

Group Discount:  

$200 per person- Discount per person of 3 or more Co-Presenting a Paper

Co-Presenter Discount:  

$150 per person

Discount per person of 2 Co-Presenting a Paper

Guest of a Participant - Lodging and Meals

 

$1195 – Payment in Full due April 30, 2024

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday Full English Breakfast

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Lunches

Monday and Wednesday Drink Receptions and Formal Dinners in Hall

Lodging in the College on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights (checking out on Thursday)

Walking Tour of Oxford

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